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Word For The Day: Don’t Confess Negatively – Jerry Streams

“Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned… said, Behold, if the LORD
would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold,
thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.”
(2 Kings 7: 2)

That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.

When Elisha proclaimed God’s plan for Samaria, a lord on whose hand the
king leaned questioned God’s ability to fulfill His promise. That lord
spoke negatively; he spoke like one who didn’t trust God to fulfill His
word; he heard God’s promise but judged God unfaithful.

When he voiced his doubt, Elisha said, “you will see it with your eyes, but
shall not eat thereof”. Later, when the miracle happened, there was a surge
of people who wanted to partake of the windfall, and in the process, that
lord who doubted God lost his life. He heard God’s promise but didn’t
believe, he made negative confessions, and his negative confession
backfired on him.

Friend, don’t respond to God’s word and promises with negative confessions.
Don’t hear God’s word and say that it is impossible; don’t hear God’s
promise and start calculating how God will make it happen; don’t hear what
God said He would do and say anything to the contrary. When God speaks a
word, it is His business to fulfill it, and it is not your business to
query Him.

God fulfilled His promise; everyone enjoyed the miracle, but the lord who
confessed negatively missed the show. He confessed that it was impossible,
and it became possible for others but impossible for him.

When you confess negatively in response to God’s word and promise, be
careful, it might become impossible in your own life but possible for
people who have learnt to believe God.

Negative confessions will backfire on you. Speak in line with God’s word.

Pray With Me: Lord, I choose to believe You; I refuse negative confessions,
in Jesus’ name!

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